Category: twitter


Twitter so far

As you can see on my sidebar I have a running list of my tweets, I have had a twitter account for most of the summer now. So far I have only posted 102 times, but that doesnt really matter because Im enjoying the links that others post on their accounts. Its more fun to watch my Twitter program (Syrinx [Mac]) populate with links as compared to trying to watch a whole window of RSS feeds. I use Tweetdeck for my iPhone, since I dont like Adobe AIR applications. I follow the Google Blog, Developer Works, boxee, Electronista, net,tuts+, macdailynews, and a sling of friends and acquaintances, in all I have found it to be a useful tool and a fun way to find links.

Ive found it a useful way to keep in touch with friends instead of calling on the mobile or sending an SMS or email. Sometimes it takes a few days but usually the conversations are like a chess match by mail, the move doesnt have to happen immediately.

The most radical shift to media in recent years is that we now have a central real-time hub that serves to enhance every other content platform on the web. Sure, we could always use RSS for blogs, and sign up to follow a person’s activity on a video or photo sharing site, but used correctly, Twitternow provides a one-stop, real-time service for all of a person’s content. It allows us something that in the past only huge corporations could have: our own broadcasting network. If you’re on Twitter, and to a certain extent Facebook, you are in the broadcasting business.

via How Twitter is Changing the Face of Media.